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Toco Toucan
Ramphastos toco


Parque das Aves and Iguaçu National Park, Foz do Iguaçu, Paraná, Brazil




The toco toucan is the largest of the toucans and is endemic to South America, occurring throughout Brazil. Its most striking feature is its long orange beak, which can measure up to 20 cm. Despite its size, its beak is light and works like tweezers to pick up food. It has a diet based on fruit, insects and arthropods, however, they can also feed on the eggs of the chicks of other birds and even small bats. Parque das Aves is an institution dedicated to the conservation of birds, located next to the Iguaçu National Park, a Brazilian conservation unit designed to protect an important remnant of the Atlantic Forest in the south of the country and the Iguaçu Falls, elected as an of the seven natural wonders of the world.

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